Welcome to Real Talk Tuesday. This time next week I will have same name where you found me before, but the site will be self-hosted, and I hope to see you there. I’m so glad you’re with us this week. I’m so glad we’re on this journey together. It’s Real Talk Tuesday time. This week we’re talking about “entering in.”
Come share you stories, art, art journals, songs, poems, articles, nonfiction, and fiction. We want to hear your voice.
When I thought of this topic last week, I had no idea I’d be seeing it in a different light. So here I am entering into self-hosting and maintaining the backend of the blog for myself, though I’m not alone. Entering in. I chose to go with a suggested web hosting company, and I’m so glad I did. I have called them multiple times, and each time they have been very helpful.
So I’m entering into a season many of my Story Sessions sisters call “work the dream.” That is now my whole hearted intent. To dive headlong into the dream. To give it legs. To walk it, work it, believe it, and press through it. I know there are no guarantees. And maybe it won’t ever be easy, but Real Talk, now. What dream was ever easy? Entering in. And let’s just be even more real, the dreams we really want to go after, we find a way to do it. We trudge through the deep and wade in the waters. We learn to swim through storms of fierce. We choose to believe and hold faith despite the circumstances. Entering in. Living in it.
Today I’m breaking out of my analysis paralysis. Don’t laugh or pity me when I tell you I’ve been thinking about self-hosting for over a year. Today, well yesterday really, I decided to just go for it. I’m breaking out of inferiority complexing. I’m breaking out of disbelieving in the strength hiding out in the crevices of my own heart. I’m breaking out of the cell my scarcity foe keeps trying to snare me in. I’m breaking out. I’m entering in to life, to wholeness, to beauty, and to a bigger story unfolding.
What does “entering in” mean to you? What does it look like? What does it evoke? I invite you to come share your stories, art, photos, or quotes, or whatever you creative bent is.